3GT is excited to announce that Dr. Carol Langois has joined 3GT as an Associate Artist with our GirlWrights program. Several times during the year, 3GT Resident Playwright Suze Allen and Dr. Carol will present Girl Talk, a collection of true stories about real teens struggling with tough issues surrounding self-esteem.
Powerful teen stories about real-life struggles with friends, peer pressure, anxiety and how they survived.
Stories about teens…for teens.
Maybe you know someone like Katie? She is dying to fit in. Literally. A bulimic freshman in high school, she’s drinking and hanging out with the mean girls. Maybe you know someone like her?
Or Cindy. A high school junior who acts like everything is always fine. Playing three sports, getting straight A’s, partying on the weekends, but struggling with depression, perfection and addiction.
Seventy-five percent of teenage girls with self-esteem issues (have reported) engaging in negative activities such as: smoking, drinking, bullying, cutting, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, and even suicide attempts. Story telling is a very powerful form of acceptence and self healing.
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ABOUT DR. CAROL
Dr Carol Langlois is a former University Dean and Associate Provost, trained therapist, researcher, educational consultant and writer. During her training, she counseled hundreds of clients in one-on-one sessions as well as in group settings, mostly working with college freshman dealing with transitional and developmental issues on campus. Her primary research focus is female self-esteem development among teens. Her dissertation “The effects of single gender versus coeducational environments on the self-esteem development and academic competence of high school females” focused on 15-year-old girls in the Bay Area where her research findings showed disturbingly low levels of self-esteem across the board. This staggering discovery has led her to further research this topic and write a book.
Her book (scheduled for release on September 19th, 2014) is a compilation of interviews with teens girls on the topic of self-esteem which also offers an effective and practical system designed to RAISE (Resilience, Attitude, Independence, Self-Respect and Empowerment) teen self-esteem. Check out the book trailer for Girl Talk: Boys, Bullies and Body Image.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
3GT Resident Playwright Suze Allen is a published author, playwright, teacher, dramaturg and director with credits on both coasts. She is the head teacher for GirlWrights, 3GT’s program for teenage girls and also directs the 3GT Theatre LabWorkshops for adults. She was the creator of Fresh New Works San Francisco, The Maine Playwrights’ Lab and Short Works Festival, Artistic Director for the SF Writers and Actors Lab, Director for Fertile Ground Writing Studio and the resident Dramaturge and playwriting instructor at The Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco. Her work and the work she has directed has played the Dramatists Guild’s SF Footlights, Tides Theatre, Brava Theatre, 450 Geary, The Marsh, Intersection for the Arts, Noh Space, The Phoenix, OutNorth Contemporary Art House in Anchorage Alaska and The SF and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. Her show THE MANIC MAMA DANCE premiered at the Marsh Café and played Birthfest 2008. Suze co-authored the book, The Time-Starved Woman’s Guide to Emotional Wellbeing with SD Shanti and advises writers through her company Manuscript Mentor. Suze’s short play program, THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, was featured at 3Girls Theatre’s 2013 Celebration of Women’s History Month. In 2012, Suze directed AJ Baker’s THE RIGHT THING and Lee Brady’s WHAT ABOUT BEN? at 3GT’s inaugural *2012 March Celebration Of Women’s History Month*. Since 2012 Suze has been San Francisco’s representative to the Dramatists’ Guild and playwright in residence at Balboa High School in San Francisco. She is currently dramaturge for the Playwrights Center of San Francisco.